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“Small but good quality”
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Barlow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England

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GawainME
Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
“Small but good quality”
Reviewed 1 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Clearly a recent conversion of an older building which has been done to a high standard. There are several similar rental properties adjoining. It is small but given the location on the edge of the peaks most people presumably won't be spending a huge amount of time indoors anyway.

It has a much more sensible selection of cooking equipment than most places we've stayed in - such as decent (unscratched!) pans, a good hob, knives that are actually sharp and good quality crockery. Some basics such as milk, a bottle of wine and bread were helpfully supplied. There is also a selection of board games, some DVDs, and books too just in case the weather is dire. Everything was very clean and in good condition.

The WiFi worked, the bedrooms are relatively spacious and have blinds that block the majority of the light (though are very hard to open/close). The sliding bathroom door sticks and is very noisy to open/close. (Also the catch is bent - most likely a previous guest tired to force it open and damaged it). We would have expected some drawers in the main bedroom.

We could have done without the nearby cockerel in the morning! (It wasn't too loud and the windows are good quality but it might well wake you up.)

It is close to the road and definitely not safe for children to play outside. Tractors, cars (and cyclists and horses) go past infrequently but fast.

The owners spotted our bikes locked up outside (not to anything very strong) and kindly provided us with a key to a very solidly built and secure outbuilding where they keep their own bikes. It is probably a good place to stay if you are cyclists and have expensive bikes with you and want somewhere safe to leave them at night.

If you are looking for somewhere to spend a large amount of time you should probably find something bigger. If on the other hand you are looking for a nice place to sleep whilst spending most of your time out and about around the peak district we whole heartedly recommend it. It is located slightly outside the main part of the peaks though.

Incidentally we read the other review about the two 2 seater settees being too small and, to put it delicately, feel that they should be adequate for the majority of guests...

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Liked best: Better quality kitchen equipment than is the norm
Liked least: The sticking (and noisy) bathroom door (almost certainly damaged by a previous guest)
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
3 Sep 2015
Thank you for your recent review on 1 The Rumblings - im so glad you enjoyed your stay.
It is always helpful to get feed back from our guests - I will make sure the bathroom door is looked at before any further guests arrive.
We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back to The Rumblings in the near future.
Zoe Porter
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Backpacke...
Hull
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“Very deceptive photography of the inside of cottage”
Reviewed 13 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

I booked this cottage for 4 adults and a dog (labrador) from 17th - 20th July for our mums 68th Birthday weekend.

The cottage is clean and well equipped. These are the only plus points. The downstairs is tiny, with the smallest sofas known to man (other people have written about the furniture in the guest book), they don't make for comfortable seating after a long day out. The cottage is right on a busy road with no gate before the road meaning we couldn't let our dog potter in and out , the traffic flew by (especially on an evening). It's not suitable for small children in my opinion due to the roadside being so close.

There is little privacy as the cottages are in a row with another cottage facing them. It strikes me as a renovation in which they've tried to cram 3 cottages into a building designed for 2. The result...very cramped accommodation.

The noisiest neighbour is the cockerel who starts his day at 4am....it took us 3 nights to almost get used to his early wake up call.

I had problems having my security deposit returned (21 days after departure I got it back, and not without chasing). The owner tried to charge us £25 for 'cleaning' dog hair upstairs despite the fact our dog was kept downstairs and we'd swept up the wooden floor prior to leaving. This honestly has affected my opinion of booking a cottage through this site.

The town of Bakewell was our favourite and was only a 15 min journey away, sadly the memories of our time there haven't made up for the overall poor experience.

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Liked best: Bakewell, a quaint town nearby
Liked least: The cramped accommodation and the attitude of the owner
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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EmilyC03
Darton, United Kingdom
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“Lovely cottage”
Reviewed 5 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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We really enjoyed our stay at No.1 The Rumblings. They allow dogs too which is a bonus especially in those surroundings which are perfect for walking. The cottage was very clean and had everything we needed for a self-catering stay as well as many thoughtful extras.

It is in a good location for exploring the Peak District and we visited Chatsworth House, Bakewell and Bolsover Castle. We would recommend this cottage to anyone wanting a good base for visiting the beautiful surrounding area.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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